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Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

By Wendythomas @wendyenthomas

Things have been busy lately, but I wanted to share some photos I took from the Northeastern Poultry Congress – which is essentially the Northeastern Westminster Dog show of chickens.

If you’ve never been to a poultry show, do yourself a favor and check one out. You’ll you be amazed at all the different breeds, you’ll learn things about chickens, and you might even bump into a friend or two.

The birds are kept in small cages during the show (which typically lasts a weekend.) They are viewed, judged, and winners are chosen.

Although it’s easy to feel sorry for birds in stark cages, here’s the good thing about that situation – as anyone who has tried to take photos of chickens knows, it can be near impossible – chickens are constantly moving – when they are in a tight place, you’ve got a better chance for photos.

Here are some of mine from the weekend.

Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

This egg is so fresh you can still see the bloom on it.

And now for a truly colorful cast of characters.

Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

Lesson 1501 – Chicken Photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at [email protected]

Also, join me on Facebook to find out more about the flock (children and chickens) and see some pretty funny chicken jokes, photos of tiny houses, and even a recipe or two.

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